West Coast Forum 2011 2017-06-26T18:12:20+00:00

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

West Coast Forum • September 21-22, 2011 • Palo Alto, CA

Final Agenda  •  Final Report

Report: The role of the regional fishery management councils in multi-sector spatial planning: Exploring existing tools and future opportunities

The 2011 West Coast Forum explored the topic of coastal and marine spatial planning, and the potential role for councils in multi-sector spatial planning.

Forum Objectives

  • Clarify challenges and opportunities in the current management framework to facilitate a greater understanding of the impetus behind coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP)
  • Enhance awareness of the scientific and governance principles, characteristics and goals of CMSP

  • Explore how the fisheries sector and in particular, the regional fishery management councils can contribute to and benefit from CMSP
  • Identify current management tools and means by which fishery managers may engage constructively in multi-sector spatial planning with or without a formal framework for CMSP

Forum Resources (Days 1 and 2)

Introduction and foundations of coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP)

Coastal and marine spatial planning
Linwood Pendleton, Director of Ocean and Coastal Policy, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
Presentation  •  Video

Implementation of ecosystem-based management via marine spatial planning
Larry Crowder, Science Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Presentation  •  Video

Scientific principles and governance framework for coastal and marine spatial planning
Melissa Foley, Early Career Science Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions; Erin Prahler, Early Career Policy Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions
Presentation  •  Video

Information and data needs

MSP and fisheries
Daniel Dunn, Research Associate, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Presentation  •  Video

Mapping human communities onto ecosystems
Kevin St. Martin, Geographer, Rutgers University
Presentation  •  Video

Use of fisheries data in ocean planning
John Weber, Managing Director, Northeast Regional Ocean Council
Presentation  •  Video

Fisheries data and coastal and marine spatial planning
Dave Beutel, Aquaculture and Fisheries Coordinator, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Opportunities and support tools

Data portals and decision support tools
Melissa Foley, Early Career Science Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions; Erin Prahler, Early Career Policy Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions
Presentation  •  Video

Management tools to support fisheries engagement in integrated ocean governance
Meghan Jeans, Program Director, Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum
Presentation  •  Video

Opportunities and impediments to using EFH authorities in CMSP
Karen Abrams, Senior Policy Analyst, NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation
Presentation  •  Video